UW News

August 27, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup; William Morris and the Kelmscott Press Exhibition, Closing soon – Cecilia Vicuña’s About to Happen, and more

In the arts, purchase tickets for the New Burke Opening Weekend, attend a rare duet setting performance by two School of Music faculty members, view a selection of gowns from the Henry’s collection of clothing and textiles, and more!

New Burke Opening October 12th

Ticket sales open on September 3rd for the New Burke Museum Grand Opening Weekend. Celebrate with multicultural music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and food trucks.

Off The Rez food truck will open it’s first brick-and-mortar location in the new Burke café space.

Tickets are $0 – $22 | More info

Ted Poor & Cuong Vu

September 5, 8 pm | Good Shepherd Center

Two School of Music faculty members take the stage at Chapel Performance Space. Ted Poor joined Cuong Vu’s band in the Spring of 2003 and the two have been making music together ever since. They have made numerous records together and toured the world over. Drawing on their vast history, the two come together in a rare duet setting to celebrate new beginnings. The tables are now turned with Ted supplying the repertoire and driving the initial aesthetic. This concert will surely be a celebration of space, groove, melody and resonance.

Tickets are $10 – $15 | More info

Closing Soon: Exhibition | Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

April 27 – September 15 | Henry Art Gallery

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, the first major United States solo exhibition of the influential Chilean-born artist, traces Vicuña’s career-long commitment to exploring discarded and displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of global climate change. Working within the overlapping discourses of conceptual art, land art, poetry, and feminist art practices, Vicuña (Chile, born 1948) has long refused categorical distinctions, operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile. The exhibition includes sculpture, installation, drawing, video, and text-based work from Vicuña’s practice since the late 1960s, weaving together the artist’s many artistic disciplines as well as communities with shared relationships to the land and sea. Reframing dematerialization as both a formal consequence of 1960s conceptualism and radical climate change, the exhibition examines a process that shapes public memory and responsibility.

Free entrance for UW Students, Faculty, and Staff | More info

Poetry in Translation – Kon Kon

September 11, 8pm | Northwest Film Forum

In this documentary poem, Cecilia returns to Con Con beach, the birthplace of her art in Chile, where the sea is dying and an ancient tradition is being wiped out.

Tickets are $7 – $20 | More info

From the Collection: Women’s Lives through Womenswear

September 12, 6:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery Study Center

On the occasion of the exhibition, Beverly Semmes, come see a selection of gowns from the Henry’s impressive collection of clothing and textiles. We’ll be looking at beautiful examples from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to learn more about how the clothing they wore shaped women’s lives, reflected societal values, and projected individual personalities.

Free | More info

Miller Lecture: Peter Zale presents Plant Exploration at Longwood Gardens: Past, Present, and Future

September 12, 7 pm | Meany Hall

The Pendleton and Elisabeth C. Miller Charitable Foundation presents the 25th Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Memorial Lecture featuring Peter Zale, Ph.D. Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding, and Collections at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Penn.

Free | More info

Exhibition | The Quest for the Beautiful Book: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

July 8 – October 25 | Allen Library South Basement

Immerse yourself in the influences on Morris and his creative artistic work in textiles, stained glass, furniture, wallpaper, ceramics and ultimately type designing and letterpress printing. Morris’ extensive output of poems, heroic stories and essays will be featured. His influences include medieval manuscripts, historic architecture, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, socialism, John Ruskin, early literary sources, nature, and his complex personal and public life. In his 62 years, Morris amassed a large body of artistic work.

This exhibit complements and coincides with Seattle Art Museum’s Victorian Radicals From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement, closing Sept 8. Curated by Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book Curator, this is the first time the Libraries has exhibited on William Morris since 1995.

Free | More info